Thursday, September 20, 2007

Paul Clough 20-09-2007

Paul Clough.

Buzzard 1 perched on a hawthorn bush bottom of the Clough, although mobbed by Magpies it was still around when we left at 1015.

Sparrowhawk 1,
Ring Ouzel 2,
Siskin 100+,
Redpoll 6,
Reed Bunting 2
Chaffinch 150+,
Mistlethrush 30+ ,
Goldfinch 12,
Bullfinch 12,
Blackbird 10,

Small numbers of Swallows and Meadow Pipits moving, House Martins still feeding at the bottom of the clough.

Brian Vickers.

Oxenhope Watchpoint 20-09-2007

Here is todays report from my co-counter Howard Creber. glad to receive this as I thought I might be missing something this am!!
Nathen Dave,
Just managed a 1 hour stint this morning between the showers (09.30 -10.30 hrs). Low hanging and brooding strato-cumulus to NW and brighter to East. Main movement involved swallows which interestingly ,once again, came through in 3 sizeable flocks of circa 20 birds each , just ahead of the rain cloud coming over the moors from Lancs - the "pushing" effect evident again. Mipit movement weak. Male Common Scoter on reservoir about half way down between watch point and hide.Swallows and Mipits all south. 
Swallows -  circa 85 in total
Mipits - 42 
Common Scoter - single adult male on res.
Tufted Duck - 2 on res. 
STOAT having a good time for about 15 mins on opposite bank of res (from watch point).